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If you weren’t lucky enough to have snagged tickets to the nearly sold-out Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto exhibit at the V&A in London, be sure to pick up a copy of Justine Picardie’s gorgeously illustrated, updated biography, Coco Chanel: The Legend And The Life, in which Picardie’s new reporting on the history of the mythic designer deepens our understanding of how Mademoiselle Chanel arrived at her legendary style–and came to be the mysterious, authoritative, and controversial presence so many never knew definitively, despite a legacy so beloved…from Dey St. Books, New Edition, $45. Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto is at the V&A from September 16 to February 25, 2024.


Sem (Georges Goursat, dit) Album White Bottoms : N°5 Chanel Paris 1927 Musée Carnavalet, Histoire de Paris ©Paris Musées/Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris
Model, Marion Morehouse, wearing a black crepe romain bolero dress with fringed and paillette embroidered skirt by Chanel. Photo by Edward Steichen, published in Vogue US, 1926. Edward Steichen/Condé Nast/Shutterstock